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Definitions of swell
v. i. - To grow larger; to dilate or extend the exterior surface or dimensions, by matter added within, or by expansion of the inclosed substance; as, the legs swell in dropsy; a bruised part swells; a bladder swells by inflation. 2
v. i. - To increase in size or extent by any addition; to increase in volume or force; as, a river swells, and overflows its banks; sounds swell or diminish. 2
v. i. - To rise or be driven into waves or billows; to heave; as, in tempest, the ocean swells into waves. 2
v. i. - To be puffed up or bloated; as, to swell with pride. 2
v. i. - To be inflated; to belly; as, the sails swell. 2
v. i. - To be turgid, bombastic, or extravagant; as, swelling words; a swelling style. 2
v. i. - To protuberate; to bulge out; as, a cask swells in the middle. 2
v. i. - To be elated; to rise arrogantly. 2
v. i. - To grow upon the view; to become larger; to expand. 2
v. i. - To become larger in amount; as, many little debts added, swell to a great amount. 2
v. i. - To act in a pompous, ostentatious, or arrogant manner; to strut; to look big. 2
v. t. - To increase the size, bulk, or dimensions of; to cause to rise, dilate, or increase; as, rains and dissolving snow swell the rivers in spring; immigration swells the population. 2
v. t. - To aggravate; to heighten. 2
v. t. - To raise to arrogance; to puff up; to inflate; as, to be swelled with pride or haughtiness. 2
v. t. - To augment gradually in force or loudness, as the sound of a note. 2
n. - The act of swelling. 2
n. - Gradual increase. 2
n. - Increase or augmentation in bulk; protuberance. 2
n. - Increase in height; elevation; rise. 2
n. - Increase of force, intensity, or volume of sound. 2
n. - Increase of power in style, or of rhetorical force. 2
n. - A gradual ascent, or rounded elevation, of land; as, an extensive plain abounding with little swells. 2
n. - A wave, or billow; especially, a succession of large waves; the roll of the sea after a storm; as, a heavy swell sets into the harbor. 2
n. - A gradual increase and decrease of the volume of sound; the crescendo and diminuendo combined; -- generally indicated by the sign. 2
n. - A showy, dashing person; a dandy. 2
a. - Having the characteristics of a person of rank and importance; showy; dandified; distinguished; as, a swell person; a swell neighborhood. 2

The word "swell" uses 5 letters: E L L S W.

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d -   dwells   s -   swells  

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el   ell   ells   els   es   sel   sell   sew   slew   we   well  

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